Our Story

We believe in balance

Balance Nutrition Counseling is a dietetic practice located in Nashville, TN. The practice was founded by Melissa Giovanni MS, RDN, LDN. Melissa is a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist who believes everyone deserves a healthy relationship with food. We take a non-diet, health at every size, balanced approach to nutrition and wellness. Our process is based on proven, scientific information, not the trending fads of the week. We understand that what and how you eat can be a very personal and vulnerable experience. Therefore, we tailor our support to each client’s individual needs. We recognize that nutrition is only one part of a persons overall wellness. We work closely with a multidisciplinary team of therapists, doctors, and other providers to ensure the best, well-rounded care for our clients.

Meet Melissa

Industry affiliations

The Academy of Eating Disorders
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians
International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals
Nashville Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, board member

Melissa Giovanni MS, RDN, LDN

Owner, Licensed Registered Dietitian

Specialties

Eating Disorder Treatment

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Addiction related disordered eating

Chronic dieting related disordered eating

Treatment methods

Nutrition education

Motivational Interviewing

Dialectical behavioral therapy

Health at Every Size

Food is my passion
and I believe that all foods are created equal…

However, at some point we have all been told the opposite. I became a dietitian nutritionist to change the way we think about food, help people identify healthy wellness goals, and achieve a balanced lifestyle. I am passionate about helping people find the joy in eating again and make peace with food and their body.

I began my journey by earning a Master’s degree in dietetics from Eastern Michigan University. During my education I had experience working in a hospital, long-term care facility, school system, WIC, residential treatment facility, and private practice. Through this diverse experience, I discovered that my passion is one on one nutrition counseling with a specialty in eating disorder treatment. I have provided nutrition services in a residential treatment facility, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient facility, and outpatient private practice.

When I’m not helping individuals with nutrition I share my love for movement as a group fitness instructor. I love traveling with my husband, spending time with family and friends, and playing with my dog, Jops! I also enjoy trying new restaurants, going to the movies, and hiking!